Saturday, September 22, 2012

Going Deeper: Global Energy Demand to Drive Growth in Deepwater Rigs

RIO DE JANEIRO–Global energy needs will continue to drive demand for the specialized drilling rigs needed to tap ever-deeper offshore oil fields

September 22, 2012
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ensco Takes Delivery of Final ENSCO 8500 Semisubmersible, Added to S&P 500

Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) took delivery of the seventh and final rig in the ENSCO 8500 Series® on 30 July at the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore, where all

August 1, 2012
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Deepwater Champion Transocean seatrial drillship
Engineering News

Rolls Royce Thrusters Chosen For New Deep Water Drillships

Seadrill has again specified Rolls-Royce thrusters for three drillships to be built by Samsung in Korea. Each vessel will be equipped with six azimuth

July 25, 2012
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Thursday, June 28, 2012
Engineering News

ABB Wins $80 Million Order From Samsung Heavy Industries

ABB announced Thursday that it has recently won an order worth $80 million from Samsung Heavy Industries to supply energy efficient drives, motors and

June 28, 2012
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ensco Exercises Option for Seventh DP3 Drillship

Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) said Monday it has exercised one of it’s two options for a DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship, citing rising customer demand and

June 26, 2012
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

ABS to Class New Ensco DS-8 Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

ABS says it has been selected by Ensco as the class society for a new advanced-capability, ultra deepwater drillship to be built at the Samsung Heavy

May 17, 2012
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Friday, April 6, 2012
ensco DS-8
Engineering News

ENSCO Orders Drillship with Retractable Thrusters!?

At first it looked like just another drillship order. Samsung Heavy wins a $645 million order to build a DP3 drillship for ENSCO, however buried in the middle

April 6, 2012
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Harassed In Shipyard – Maine Maritime Alumnus Sues Second Largest Driller

The United States Merchant Marine is an industry which attracts the country’s most dedicated and hardy workers. But even a few of the most rugged of high

February 16, 2012
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Monday, December 12, 2011
Press Releases

Keppel to deliver sixth ultra-deepwater semi to Ensco over the past 42 months

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) is on course to deliver ENSCO 8505, the sixth of seven ENSCO 8500 Series® ultra-deepwater semisubmersible (semi) drilling

December 12, 2011
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Drilling Pact Brings Ensco Newbuild Semi-Sub To Gulf Of Mexico

UK offshore contractor Ensco says it has teamed up with drilling giants Anadarko, Apache and Noble Energy in a deal to send its newbuild ultra-deepwater

October 17, 2011
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ensco Completes Pride Aquisition

Ensco Now World’s Second Largest Offshore Driller LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) announced the completion of its acquisition

May 31, 2011
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

US Interior Secretary Says Impressed With Offshore Oil Industry Safety

OFFSHORE GULF OF MEXICO (Dow Jones)–During a trip to a floating drilling rig in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said

April 13, 2011
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Thursday, February 10, 2011
Engineering News

Keppel wins US$440 million twin jackup rig contract from Ensco

Innovative KFELS Super A Class design gains traction in high-specification rig market Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has secured a contract to build two

February 10, 2011
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Ensco Deep-Ocean-Clarion

CEO Clarifies His Motives – ENSCO Purchased Pride For Its ‘Employees & Customers, Not Rigs’

HOUSTON-(Dow Jones)- London drilling company Ensco PLC (ESV) is buying rival Pride International Inc. (PDE) rather than ordering its own new drilling rigs in

February 10, 2011
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Offshore Drillers Rise In Wake Of Ensco Buyout Of Pride

Shares of offshore drillers Atwood Oceanics Inc. (ATW) and Rowan Cos Inc. (RDC), among others, jumped as Ensco PLC’s (ESV) $7.3 billion deal for Pride

February 10, 2011
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Ensco to Acquire Pride International

LONDON & HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) and Pride International, Inc. (NYSE: PDE) jointly announced today that they have

February 7, 2011
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

fatalities aboard north sea workboat

Shipping Times tells us of a tragic incident in the North Sea; he Viking Islay, a 53 metre emergency response and rescue vessel, was supporting the Ensco 92

September 26, 2007
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